BUILD

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: DoT Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

SHOWCASE
Exsanguinate
Main source of damage. Releases several tendrils of blood from your character, targeting enemies in a narrow angle in front of you. The beams deal physical damage and inflict a physical damage over time debuff to enemies, which can stack up to 3 times. Effects which allow skills to chain can apply to these tendrils.
Corrupting Fever
Causes your hits to apply Corrupting Blood for more damage over time.
Flame Dash
Good movement skill
War Banner
Causes enemies to take more physical damage
Storm Brand
This Brand is for bosses. It hits several times per second keeping Corrupting Blood always with 10 stacks. It also generates frenzy charges if the boss is cursed with Poacher's Mark.
Steelskin
Gives you a shield that absorbs Damage. Keep it on your Left-Click shortcut so you'll activate it while walking.
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of chance to dodge attacks and spells. (Use it on bosses)
Vaal Righteous Fire
Grants 8 seconds of 19% more spell damage. Great to use during a big fight. WARNING: Righteous Fire is going to kill you! You have to use VAAL Righteous Fire.
Golems
They grant a lot of buffs. Details here.
Malevolence
Grants more Damage over Time
Pride
Cause nearby enemies to take a huge amount of extra physical damage.
Pacher's Mark
Curses enemies for a lot more damage.
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Shaper of Storms
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Liege of the Primordial
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Elemancer
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Bastion of Elements
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Physical Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- +x% damage over time multiplier
- x% Increased Spell Damage
  • ABYSSAL JEWEL
- I highly recommend you to get an Abyssal jewel with "Chance to gain Onslaught on kill", it increases a lot your clear speed. Examples here.
  • UNIQUE JEWELS
- If you use 1 Anima Stone and 2 Primordial Eminence you'll be able to summon 2 more golems and get a lot of extra buffs. These jewels are expensive and not mandatory at all.
  • UNIQUES
Watcher's Eye with more Damage Over Time while affected by Malevolence. It's expensive and not mandatory at all. But it improves your damage.
  • CLUSTER JEWEL
- 1 Cluster Jewel with Force Primordial Bond. Examples here.
- 2 Cluster Jewels with Blood Artist. Examples here.
- Cluster Jewel details here.
- If you don't have the Cluster jewel use this TREE.
BANDIT
  • KILL ALL
- ​Kill all bandits and get 2 extra passive points for your tree.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. You can start using Summon Raging Spirits until level 38, then change to Exsanguinate. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here. 
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's cast speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more cast speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level cast speed characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Dark Seer is awesome because grants up to 60% increased damage use two of them. (equipable at level 38)
- Heartbreaker is your option when you reach level 50, it grants up to 70% increased spell damage, 30% critical chance and Culling Strike. Use two until you reach level 62 and start using 2 Cold Iron Point.
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.

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